Wm Pollock's Pianobook

Waiting on a Friend

The Rolling Stones

        
|C    |F    |C    |F     ;(intro; repeat to taste)

                         (don't forget to play only the C bass note)

                         (for the first beat of the first/third meas.)

|Am                     |F            |G                         |C
   Watchin' girls go passing by         It ain't the latest thing
|G            |            |C           |
I'm just standin' in a doorway
|G            |                   |C          |
I'm just trying to make some sense

  |Am                           |F       |G                      |C
1. Out of these girls        passing by, the tales they tell of men
|G          |         |C          |
I'm not waiting on a lady
|G          |               |C       |  (return to $ for second verse)
I'm just waiting on a friend


2. A smile relieves a heart that grieves,
   remember what I said.
   I'm not waiting on a lady,
   I'm just waiting on a friend.

(after second verse, this bridge:)

              |C        |F                  |C
... on a friend       I'm just waiting on a friend
|F                 |C               |F                  |C
 just waiting on a friend.        I'm just waiting on a friend,
    |F                |C        |F                 |C
I'm just waiting on a friend,     just waiting on a friend

(instrumental for 16 bars, just alternating F and C, one measure each, and
soloing away, then return to "$" for the last two verses)

3. Don't need a whore, don't need now booze,
   don't need a virgin priest.
   But I need some one I can cry to,
   I need someone to protect.

4.  Ooh, making love and breaking hearts,
    It is a game for youth.
    But I'm not waiting on a lady,
    I'm just waiting on a friend.

(repeat bridge, fade instrumental...)